Vamana’s warning to brahmanas and sannyasis
Posted on September 25, 2012
Filed under BVKS Sanga
A brahmana or sannyasi is qualified to ask charity from others, but if he
takes more than necessary he is punishable. No one can use more of the
Supreme Lord’s property than necessary. Lord Vamanadeva indirectly indicated
to Bali Maharaja that he was occupying more land than he needed. In the
material world, all distresses are due to extravagance. One acquires money
extravagantly and also spends it extravagantly. Such activities are sinful.
All property belongs to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and all living
beings, who are sons of the Supreme Lord, have the right to use the Supreme
Father’s property, but one cannot take more than necessary. This principle
should especially be followed by brahmanas and sannyasis who live at the
cost of others.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 8.19.17